§ MR. WILLIAM MACDONALD (Queen's County, Ossory)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the Board of Guardians of the Donaghmore Union, before its dissolution, adopted thirteen schemes under the Labourers Act; and, what the Government propose to do, in order that the proceedings already completed may not prove abortive?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH) (Bristol, W.)
The Donaghmore Guardians adopted the 13 schemes under the Labourers Act at the beginning of last April; but they do not appear to have exerted them- 1749 selves to proceed with, them promptly, so that they might have been concluded before the dissolution of the Board, as the petitions of the Sanitary Authority and the necessary accompanying documents were not lodged with the Local Government Board until the 21st of August. The Local Government Board are taking the opinion of their legal adviser as to the best course to pursue under the circumstances.